Considerations when communicating with awake patients undergoing image-guided neuro-interventions

Altin Stafa, Luigi Simonetti, Francesco Di Paola, Marco Leonardi

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The authors empirically evaluated the context of intra-procedural physician-patient communication during imaging-guided procedures in a radiology/neuroradiology interventional clinical framework. Different intra-procedural communicative scenarios are reported. They conclude that the quality of intra-procedural physician-patient communication should be considered an important element of individual and team ethical and professional behaviour, able to strongly influence the therapeutic alliance. As for the whole medical communication strategy, an approach which takes into account the psychological and cultural background of the individual patient is preferred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-638
Number of pages4
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Ethics
  • Image-guided procedure communication
  • Intra-procedural communication
  • Patient-centred communication
  • Physician-patient communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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